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Ellen DeGeneres picked to host 2014 Oscars

Friday, Aug 02, 2013 - 00:53

Aug 02 - Comedian Ellen DeGeneres is set to host the Oscars in 2014. Roselle Chen reports.

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Comedian Ellen DeGeneres will make her second appearance as an Academy Awards host next year. She's the star of her own daytime talk show "Ellen" and first hosted the Oscars in 2007, becoming only the second woman to fill that exalted role alone, after Whoopi Goldberg. The Oscars often look to a host's star power to attract a larger TV audience. Recent shows have averaged 37 million to 40 million viewers domestically. The 55-year-old talk show host earned an Emmy nomination for her performance in 2007 in which she departed from traditional Oscar hosting decorum and ventured into the audience for spot gags, at one point handing director Martin Scorsese a script of her own. She's also earned praise for her performance as the host of TV's Emmy awards in 2001, which was delayed twice because of the Sept. 11 attacks. DeGeneres has won a total of 13 Emmys.

Ellen DeGeneres picked to host 2014 Oscars

Friday, Aug 02, 2013 - 00:53

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